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Articles on Musculoskeletal Health

Here you can find articles and other information about OSMC, our physicians, and the musculoskeletal services we perform.

Back Pain Relief

Dr. Jonathan Schrock discusses the latest treatment advancements available to patients suffering from chronic back pain.

Is it Time for Joint Replacement Surgery?

For some arthritis patients, the best solution is surgery to replace the damaged joint. This short article discusses what’s involved.

Don’t Let Osteoarthritis Steal Your Life.

Dr. Willis W. Stevenson III talks about the latest treatment options available to patients suffering from Osteoarthritis.

Dealing with the Agony of the Feet

Sean Henning, DPM discusses treatment options available to patients suffering from common foot and ankle problems.

Joint Replacement Surgery Recovery

Dr. Mark Klaassen discusses a remarkable technique that uses the patient's own blood to improve the healing process following joint replacement surgery.

Regional Center for Joint Replacement

Orthopedic Surgeons Leonard Kibiloski, MD and Craig Erekson, MD discuss the advantages of the dedicated joint replacement unit at Elkhart General.

Is it time for a new knee?

Dr. Leonard Kibiloski addresses issues a patient should consider related to knee replacement surgery.

A New Approach to Hip Replacement Surgery

Recent developments in both the surgical technique as well as the prosthesis hardware have created an “anterior” (through the front) surgical approach that could be beneficial for some patients.

Is It Time for a New Hip?

Article includes conditions and symptoms that suggest that it may be time to joint the 300,000 Americans who have hip replacement surgery each year.

A hip replacement procedure? More like a hip creation procedure.

This remarkable procedure, performed by Orthopedic Surgeon Mark Klaassen, MD, led patient Jaime Santiago to say, "For the first time in my life, I know what normal feels like."

Bad knee? A Partial Replacement may be the Total Solution.

Some patients with severe knee problems may not need a TOTAL knee replacement.

Zapping Tendonitis

Article discusses a procedure that relieves the chronic pain associated with tendonitis. The technique utilizes ultrasonic energy to break down and remove the damaged tissue.

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